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2 Books In 1 (Hardware and Software), More Than 620 Pages, The Ultimate Reference For All Super Nintendo Fans!
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With over 620 pages, the Super Nintendo Anthology is already the most comprehensive book on the SNES and its universe. To thank you for your support, we're offering the following Stretch Goals:  

  • 70,000 – Collector’s Guide (PDF Format)

The Super Nintendo games library boasts an abundance of wonders: From its official cartridges released across the American, European, and Japanese markets, to those games available only via the elusive Nintendo Power, the Satellaview, and the SuFami Turbo, without forgetting the After Market productions made after the console's demise. This guide unites all the games marketed across all territories, allowing you to see in the blink of an eye where each game was released, their other titles, who published and developed them, and their rating out of five. The perfect tool for collectors and aficionados of Nintendo's 16-bit console, with boxes to tick so you can check what you have and what you still need to acquire.

  • 75,000 – 8 Extra Pages  

All the above + An artistic take on the various versions of the Super Nintendo and Super Famicom box art.

  • 80,000 – 4 Extra Pages

All the above + The weirdest box art out there.

  • 85,000 – 12 Extra Pages

All the above + A range from the ugliest artwork to the prettiest, from manga and comic-style box art to sports and film adaptations.

  • 90,000 – 12 Extra Pages

All the above + Advertisements from around the world.  

  • 95,000 – 12 Extra Pages

All the above + Some more wacky and wonderful advertisements.

  • 100,000 – 32 Extra Pages

All the above + The Collector’s Guide printed and included in the book.

On November 21, 1990, the Super Nintendo was officially introduced to the Japanese public as the Super Famicom. A date that would forever be engraved in the hearts and souls of gamers worldwide. Following in the footsteps of the NES, whose universal success had definitively shaped the fate of the gaming industry, the Super Nintendo was a technological masterpiece, teeming with power and potential, and that still fascinates us to this very day. Across more than 620 pages richly illustrated with documents from the period, the two Super Nintendo Anthology volumes recount the life story of the Kyoto-based giant's wondrous 16-bit console and delve deep into its huge international games library. A work of reference.

THE BOOK: SUPER NINTENDO ANTHOLOGY "SOFTWARE" EDITION

A total of 1724 official titles were released on the Super Nintendo, and a specific amount of page space is dedicated to each one based on its quality and reputation. For example, The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past has earned itself a full page, whereas titles of lesser renown will be covered on a half-page or less. While most players have played or at least heard of the best titles (Super Metroid, StarFox (StarWing), Super Mario World, Chrono Trigger, Donkey Kong Country, etc.), many other lesser-known games are well worth our attention. This book presents all 1724 officially published games with detailed information including their release date, developer, publisher, genre, and a rating out of five, without forgetting the 50-odd after-market and canceled games.

 CONTENTS
  • The Complete Official Games Library (1724 games)
  • All Games in Alphabetical Order
  • The Box Art of each Game
  • Alternative Game Titles by Region  
  • 'After-Market' Games
  • Canceled Games 
THE BOOK: SUPER NINTENDO ANTHOLOGY "HARDWARE" EDITION

This volume is entirely dedicated to the history of the machine itself, from its genesis through to the end of its life cycle, as well as the secrets behind the hardware: its technical specs and connectors explained, its strong silicon heart dissected. We have thoroughly examined, studied and analyzed the role of each processor, the console's unique graphical and audio capabilities, its sprite management and various enhancement chips (DSP). Over 60 pages have also been allocated to the machine's accessories, official or otherwise, including the Satellaview, the Sufami Turbo, import adapters, homebrew tools and of course the unreleased CD-Rom player. This section also includes all the different versions, collectors’ editions, and various bundles distributed around the world.

CONTENTS
  • The SNES Epic
  •        Hiroshi Yamauchi: The Man behind the Machine
  •        A New Revolution Is Afoot
  •        Rise of the 16-bit Machines
  •        Observe – Create – Play
  •        War on the Horizon
  •        The First Announcement
  •        The Japanese Launch
  •        The American Launch
  •        The European Launch
  •        The View from the Top
  •         A New Era
  •        Swansong and Beyond
  • Secrets of the Hardware 
  • Accessories (Official and Unofficial)
  • Interviews with People Who Made History
  • Developers’ Words
  • Collectible Treasures
  • Bundles & Collectors' Editions from around the World 
 
THE BOOK SUPER NINTENDO ANTHOLOGY "ULTIMATE KICKSTARTER" EDITION
 
TWICE THE VOLUME, TWICE THE FUN
The "Ultimate Kickstarter Edition" of the Super Nintendo Anthology is exclusively reserved for you – Our Kickstarter backers. Limited to 1000 copies worldwide, it includes both volumes – Software and Hardware –, a high-end case, a numbered certificate of authenticity, and is signed by the author.
Over 620 pages are dedicated to the story of the SNES, along with illustrations, anecdotes, reviews, interviews, canceled games, essential and surprising accessories, and more or less well-known collectibles.


THE BOOK: SUPER NINTENDO ANTHOLOGY "ULTIMATE" EDITION
The "Ultimate Edition" of the Super Nintendo Anthology includes both volumes – Software and Hardware –, a high-end case, a numbered certificate of authenticity, and is signed by the author.
Over 620 pages are dedicated to the story of the SNES, along with illustrations, anecdotes, reviews, interviews, canceled games, essential and surprising accessories, and more or less well-known collectibles.

 GEEKS-LINE'S ULTIMATE BUNDLE PACK
 
This "Ultimate Bundle pack" contains GameCube Anthology "Utimate" Edition and Super Nintendo "Kickstarter" Edition, both limited to 1,000 copies worlwide. GameCube Anthology "Ultimate" Edition includes the GameCube Anthology book and Box Art Collection, which features the case art of every single game released for the console (more than 1200).


PRODUCTION

Super Nintendo Anthology – Software Edition  
Trim size: 8.50x10.5 inches (216x267mm)  
Cover: 4 pages, 4-color, Pantone, mat lamination, sport gloss UV varnish
• Paper cover: Gloss coated, high density  
Inside: 380+ pages, 4-colors printed on 135 gsm gloss coated paper  
Binding: Hardcover, thread sewn, 2mm thick cardboard, head & tails, shrink wrapped  

Super Nintendo Anthology – Hardware Edition  
Trim size: 8.50x10.5 inches (216x267mm)  
Cover: 4 pages, 4-color, Pantone, mat lamination, sport gloss UV varnish  
Paper cover: Gloss coated, high density  
Inside: 230+ pages, 4-colors printed on 135 gsm gloss coated paper  
Binding: Hardcover, thread sewn, 2mm thick cardboard, head & tails, shrink wrapped 

Ultimate Editions – "Kickstarter" and "Ultimate"   

• Super Nintendo Anthology – Hardware Edition  
• Super Nintendo Anthology – Software Edition  
Slipcase: Full paper glued on 2mm board, printed with 4-colors on 135 gsm glossy coated paper, mat lamination, silver stamping, shrink wrapped

SHIPPING  

SHIPPING TO EUROPE
All European deliveries (outside Switzerland and Norway) will be carried out by Amazon, so as to guarantee optimal service in terms of delivery dates and packaging. For Switzerland and Norway, all deliveries will be made by respective national post services.

• SHIPPING TO THE USA
Orders within the USA will be processed by a USA-based company specializing in the distribution of books. This minimizes any issues that occasionally arise with Kickstarter fulfillment. We will be working with the printers to devise the best packaging solution.

• SHIPPING TO THE REST OF THE WORLD
For all orders shipping outside of Europe or the USA (Canada, South America, Oceania, Asia), the postage fees involved (FedEx, UPS, USPS, national postal services, etc.) will be unavoidably xpensive. Unfortunately, our books are too bulky to allow us to negotiate special postage rates. We would like to apologize in advance for this additional expense. All orders are shipped with a tracking number that will become available as soon as your package is sent out.   

Note: This book is not authorized or endorsed by Nintendo. All registered trademarks, game art, and game screenshots used are the property of their respective holders, subject to copyright, and are utilized here under fair use.


Risks and challenges

Such a project requires thoroughness and precision in making sure nothing is left out. We tried to think of everything, particularly when conducting interviews with those involved in the process. A hardcover with more than 610 pages printed on high-end paper and exceptional editions were our tools for making this the ultimate book about a revolutionary console.
This book is an adaptation of the Anthologie Super Nintendo already published in France. It has been reworked and rewritten in order to meet the specific requirements of the British and American markets. The only risk of it not being published is by not reaching the Kickstarter goal.

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    • Interviews of People Who Made History
    • Developpers’ words
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